Olivier Pla

Olivier Pla ( born October 22, 1981 in Toulouse ) is a French racing driver.


His racing career began in 2000 in the French Formula Campus. In 2001 he went as a driver for the Saulnier team on in the French Formula 3. The following year, he joined the team ASM and remained there in 2003, but he said this year in the European Formula 3 2004, he left the European Formula 3 and drove from then on in the World Series by Renault, first for the RC team, then for Carlin Motorsport. In 2005 he drove in the new GP2 Series. In the first race he choked often from his engine. In a race he placed a mistake when starting the reverse and drove backwards into the car of his teammates, so both had to finish the race at the start already. As the season progresses, however, he gained more experience, so that he even took the pole position twice ( Hockenheim and Silverstone ) in the second race and it won.

In 2006 he moved to the David Price Racing team. Halfway through the season, his contract was canceled, however, due to lack of success. Up to this time he had not yet received a single point, and his hand was broken during the race in Monaco. In 2007 he took part in the German Porsche Carrera Cup, at a later stage of the 2007 season, he was, however, again brought the team back to the DPR GP2 to replace the injured Christian Bakkerud.

In the 2008 season he moved, however, from the Formula racing back and drove in the Le Mans Series a Le Mans prototype Lola for the Quifel ASM team in the LMP2 class. He collected until the end of twelve championship point and finished the season in sixth place in its category. He also played his first 24 - hour race at Le Mans, although he was reported as early as 2004 for a race in a Ferrari 550 GTS Maranello. However, the team withdrew before the race, so that its first use was on the side of Guy Smith and Miguel Amaral in 2008. The driver trio finished the race in fourth place in the LMP2 category and the 20th overall. In 2009, Pla remained with Quifel ASM and now drove a prototype of Ginetta Zytek. At the end of the year he and teammate Amaral could show two class victories and winning both the team and the drivers' championship in the LMP2.

Le Mans results